Chicago Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Tuesday, 8/7/12 - Thursday 8/9/12

Chicago Midweek Music Spotlight: City and Suburban Live Music Highlights - Tuesday, 8/7/12 - Thursday 8/9/12

This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this week both in the city and throughout the suburbs... This week, shake off your Lollapalooza hangover with Coldplay at the United Center and Garbage at Metro.  Plus area appearances by Rufus Wainwright, The Toadies, Helmet and Yes.  All of this plus much more...

In The City...

Garbage (8PM Tuesday at Metro. 18+, SOLD OUT) - White Mystery opens.

Matisyahu (6:30PM Tuesday at Congress Theater. $25, All Ages) - Dirty Heads and Moon Taxi open.

Coldplay (Two shows at 7PM Tuesday and Wednesday at United Center.  Each show is $40-122, All Ages) - Marina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX open.

Rufus Wainwright (7:30PM Wednesday at the Vic Theatre. $36-66, All Ages) -  ***  The August 8 concert starring Rufus Wainwright, Adam Cohen, and Krystle Warren is being moved from the Bank of America Theatre to The Vic Theatre, located at 3145 North Sheffield in Chicago. All tickets originally purchased for The Bank of America Theatre show will be honored at The Vic. Fans holding tickets priced at $69 will be seated on the main floor and given special priority based on their original ticket's proximity to the stage. Fans with tickets priced at $49 will be seated in the mezzanine, and fans with $39 tickets will be seated in the balcony. For fans unable to attend The Vic concert, refunds are available at the original point of purchase. Tickets for The Vic can be purchased online at or at The Vic Theatre box office. For more information please call the Vic Theatre at 773-472-0449 ***

Kottonmouth Kings (5:30PM Thursday at Bottom Lounge. $20, All Ages) - Big B, Prozak and Moonshine Bandits open.

The Toadies and Helmet (Thursday at House of Blues. $35, 17+) - Ume opens.

In The Suburbs...

Yes and Procol Harum (7:30PM Tuesday at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont. $50-86, All Ages)

Tab Benoit (8PM Thursday at SPACE in Evanston. $24, All Ages) - All seats are sold out, only general admission standing remains.

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    Jim Ryan has written about music in print and online for a variety of Chicagoland publications for over fifteen years. In addition to duties filling in as Traffic Anchor on CLTV or in the helicopter on NBC 5, you can also catch him Sunday nights at 6PM central as host of "The Rock N' Roll Radio Program" on AM 1420 WIMS and AM 1060 WHFB (streaming at and via the TuneIn Radio app for the smart phone or tablet). Jim has also worked locally for WXRT-FM, lives within walking distance of the Metro and is an avid White Sox and Blackhawks fan whose first live concert experience came at Comiskey Park in 1984 during the Jacksons' "Victory" tour.

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